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Found In The Forest Podcast

Craig Cerhit

A series based on the documentary film "Found In The Forest" where the pedagogies of the Environmental School in British Columbia are explored. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/found-in-the-forest-podcast/id984213169. Items in this collection are restricted.

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Found In The Forest Podcast
Jul 25, 2015 Craig Cerhit
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In this final episode we touch on judging success, the transition to high school and ultimately the hopes for the school through the eyes of the parents and educators who have been with the school.
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Jul 19, 2015 Craig Cerhit
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This episode looks at the role that community plays in the Environmental School and the kind of child that the school is designed for. The Environmental School would never have gotten off the ground if it weren’t for the community support.
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Jun 20, 2015 Craig Cerhit
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This weeks show we delve deeper into experiential education by taking a look at how the Environmental School weaves together lessons and experiences. One of the most common questions that parents in the school get is, "How do they learn math?" Well, after listening to this episode you should get a better understanding of how experiential education can work with any subject.
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Jun 6, 2015 Craig Cerhit
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Experiential education is one of the central pedagogies of the Environmental School. On a daily basis, the students are exposed to places and opportunities to have unique experiences which creates a rich learning environment. Wether it's at a BMX track, archery range, power dam, beach, or forest, the lessons are designed around the place which are selected by the types of meaningful experiences that can be had. The benefit of experiential education is that the learning has more impact because...
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May 23, 2015 Craig Cerhit
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The Environmental School weaves ecological education into the fabric of the curriculum. In this chapter we’ll hear from SFU researchers, students, and educators talk about how our relationship with the environment needs to start with the youngest among us.
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May 9, 2015 Craig Cerhit
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This weeks episode answers one of the most common questions that parents of the Environmental School get asked, "How can kids learn outside in the rain?" It does rain a lot in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, about 168 days of rain a year, accumulating around 1400mm of the wet stuff. The kids, educators and parents have all adapted to being exposed to the elements, and don't run for cover whenever the clouds darken.
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May 2, 2015 Craig Cerhit
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One of the many benefits of the location of the school is that it is surrounded by many great parks, lakes and rivers which provide a classroom experience like none other.
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Apr 25, 2015 Craig Cerhit
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One of the more visible aspects of the school is that there is no conventional school building, all the learning happens in place around the community and every new place the school visits has something to teach.
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Apr 18, 2015 Craig Cerhit
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The educators at the Environmental School have done away with the traditional letter grades and have developed a system that is more useful for parents and students. Unlike conventional schools, the Environmental School separates all the kindergarden to grade seven students into four clans which leads to a unique age mixing environment for the kids.
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Apr 11, 2015 Craig Cerhit
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This first episode is all about the need for change and how the idea of the Environmental School came about. Through interviews with the school's principal, educators, administrators, researchers and parents we learn how a public school that is so different than any other, can grow.